A minor earthquake magnitude 3.29 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, Virgin Islands region kilometers (0 miles) from Virgin Islands region. Global time and date of event 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 03:35:02 / July 28, 2017 @ 3:35 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pr2017209006. Unique identifier: pr2017209006. The 3.29-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:35:02 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -64.5673° West, latitude 18.9518° North, depth = 34 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34 km (21 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town. Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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